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How to Turn On or Off 'Restore previous folder windows at logon' in Windows 10

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When you sign off, restart, or shutdown your computer, you can have Windows to automatically open the previously opened folders by default.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off Restore previous folder windows at logon for your account in Windows 10.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Turn On or Off "Restore previous folder windows at logon" in Folder Options
  • Option Two: To Turn On or Off "Restore previous folder windows at logon" using a REG file





Restore previous folder windows at logon - Turn On in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Restore previous folder windows at logon - Turn On in Windows 10
To Turn On or Off "Restore previous folder windows at logon" in Folder Options

1. Open Folder Options.

2. Click/tap on the View tab, check (on) or uncheck (off - default) Restore previous folder windows at logon for what you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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Restore previous folder windows at logon - Turn On in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Restore previous folder windows at logon - Turn On in Windows 10
To Turn On or Off "Restore previous folder windows at logon" using a REG file

Note   Note
The .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

PersistBrowsers DWORD

0 = Off
1 = On


1. Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Turn On "Restore previous folder windows at logon"

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_On_Restore_previous_folder_windows_at_logon.reg

download


 3. To Turn Off "Restore previous folder windows at logon"

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_Off_Restore_previous_folder_windows_at_logon.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn